The proposed initiatives include a ‘hackathon’, a conference, and a summer school, as well as a ‘SCRUM Master’ course and several days of promotion of this methodology.

The “VIEWNEXT USAL  Chair in Agile Methodologies” held the first meeting of its Joint Commission, which was attended from the University of Salamanca, by the Vice -Chancellor for Research and Transfer, Juan Manuel Corchado, and the Professor of Computer Science and Automatics, María N. Moreno; and on the part of VIEWNEXT, the Communication Director of Innovation Centers, José Alberto García Coria, and the Director of Architecture and Innovation, Manuel Carlos Fernández.

In order to achieve the objective of promoting research and the use of this type of methodologies, by tightening the links between university and business, the joint committee of the “VIEWNEXT USAL” Chair in Agile Methodologies has proposed a series of activities for the period 2017-2018 . These include an “Agile Day”, a “Hackathon”, a “SCRUM Master” course, an “Agile” conference at the University of Salamanca, the VIEWNEXT-USAL Summer School, as well as the dissemination of the “Agile” culture among the students of the Degree program in Computer Science.

The Joint Commission is also conducting the selection process of the first fellow for the Chair, who will carry out different research studies on Agile models.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca


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Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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